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Housing Case Manager

Company: DESC
Location: Seattle
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Play a Part in Ending Homelessness in Seattle - Supportive Housing Case Manager

Job Title: Clinical Support Specialist

Days Off: TBD (Generally Friday & Saturday or Saturday & Sunday)

Pay Range: $23.77 - $26.25 per hour (6 step pay scale. Steps 1-4 are hourly. Steps 5-6 are salaried)

Shift Differential: N/A

Location: Multiple Locations

Region: Seattle

Shift: TBD (Office Day or 11am-7pm)

Insurance Benefits: Medical (no premiums/payroll deductions for employee coverage), Dental, Life, Long-term Disability

Other Benefits: Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan

About DESC:

DESC (Downtown Emergency Service Center) is a nonprofit organization working to help people with the complex needs of homelessness, substance use disorders, and serious mental illness achieve their highest potential for health and well-being through comprehensive services, treatment, and housing. Our vision is a community where no person is abandoned, ignored, or experiencing homelessness.

As the region's leading provider of services to multiply disabled adults who have experienced chronic homelessness, DESC serves almost 2,000 people each day. Our integrated service model is designed to help people secure and maintain appropriate, safe and affordable housing. DESC is recognized nationally and regionally as an innovator in developing solutions to homelessness.

DESC is currently hiring Housing Case Managers in our permanent supportive housing program.

DESC Employee PERKS:

  • Over 6 weeks off in the first year of employment
  • Opportunities for growth
  • Team building and camaraderie
  • Training and learning that occurs at your own pace
  • Great medical and dental benefits
  • Weeklong orientation and training
  • Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account


    The Clinical Support Specialist (Housing Case Manager) works with the Project Manager, case managers and other providers to provide and coordinate clinical services for residents at one of our 14 permanent supportive housing locations. provides apartments for formerly homeless adults living with severe disabilities. We are firmly committed to the belief that the solution to homelessness is simple: housing. We offer housing to people before anything else, without insisting on abstinence or treatment compliance. This means we are able to end homelessness for the most vulnerable men and women in our community, not just those most able to navigate the system. Our approach has been recognized as a model for other communities and garnered significant academic study and praise.


    • Ability to obtain an Agency Affiliated Counselor (AAC) license in WA soon after hire.
    • Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
    • Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide range of behavior.


    • Relevant Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, or related behavioral science, or
    • Bachelor's degree in any field and 1 year of paid work experience in social services, or
    • Relevant associates degree and 1 year of relevant paid work experience, or
    • Any Associates degree and 1 year of highly relevant paid work experience, or
    • A combination of 1 year of highly relevant paid work experience and formal training in clinical and case management skills to demonstrate an ability to successfully perform the job.


      • Two years' experience working with homeless adults disabled by chronic alcoholism, mental illness and/or drug use.
      • Valid Washington State driver's license and insurable driving record.


        The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required sit for long periods of time, communicate with other employees by talking and hearing, required to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds and to operate computer systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


        DESC is committed to diversity in the workplace and promotes equal employment opportunities for all staff members and applicants. The Agency will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in any employment practice, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.



Keywords: DESC, Seattle , Housing Case Manager, Executive , Seattle, Washington

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